|Population Bomb -- Groks Science Show 2012-06-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The 20th century is marked by a dramatic increase in the global human population. But, can this go on? Will this lead to the collapse of civilization? On this program, Prof. Kentaka Aruga discusses the two main schools of thoughts on how the human population will progress.
Keywords: population, malthus, resources, development, sustainability
|Sustainable Walmart -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Sustainability and Walmart are not generally uttered in the same breath. Yet, the largest retailer in the world is becoming greener. On this program, Edward Humes discussed the greening of Walmart.
Keywords: science; environment; business; sustainability; groks
|Carbon Taxes -- Groks Science Show 2007-05-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What is the appropriate market mechanism for moving away from a fossil fuel economy? On this program, Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute discussed how carbon taxes could better represent the true cost of energy.
Keywords: science; sustainability; environment; carbon tax
|Sustainable Fungi -- Groks Science Show 2010-12-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Fungi is everywhere. It is a decomposer and it can be a parasite. But can it also be the key to environmental sustainability? On this program, Sue Van Hook discussed the wonders of this mysterious life form
Keywords: fungi; sustainability; design; singapore; japan
|Making Labs ... Happy? -- Groks Science Show 2014-03-05 - Groks Science Show|
Why do lab supplies cost so much? How much waste does scientific research generate? Is there a way to make science more efficient? In this episode we interview Tom Ruginis, founder and Chief Happiness Officer at HappiLabs -- a company that aims to improve the happiness of scientists and the quality of their research.
Keywords: research; lab supplies; economics; community; sustainability
|10,000 Year Feast -- Groks Science Show 2013-12-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Are current trends in food production and consumption sustainable? To understand the challenges that humanity faces, we look back at how past societies adapted to food shortages. On this program, Junko Habu discusses findings from the Jomon civilization from the perspective of cultural anthropology and its implications for global climate change.
Keywords: food, Jomon, sustainability, diversity, adaptation, climate change, starvation